|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800)701-5327
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
LeapFrog Recalls to Repair Children's Activity Centers Due to Arm Entrapment Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Learn-Around™ Playground Activity Center
Units: About 186,000
Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.
Hazard: A child's arm can become caught in the activity center's plastic tube, posing a risk of injury to children.
Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received 145 reports of children's arms becoming caught in the plastic tube, resulting in 54 reports of minor scratches and bruises.
Description and Models: The Learn-Around Playground is a multi-colored, plastic musical activity center for young children ages 6 to 36 months. It includes a Slide and Sing alphabet panel and a ball drop on the left side, a Number Rock musical keyboard in the center, and a Flying Rhymes airplane, pop-up LittleLeap, and "smart" book on the right side. "Leap Frog Baby" is printed on the activity center. Item number 10200 is written underneath the activity table below "Made in China."
Sold at: Department stores and toy stores nationwide, on the Web site www.leapfrog.com, and other online retailers from July 2005 through August 2006 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled activity center away from children and contact LeapFrog for a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, and between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.leapfrog.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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